2nd Annual "Messiah" returns to Ontario with the Southland Symphony Orchestra and Chorus

The Southland Symphony Orchestra and Chorus, with guest soloists, presents Handel's "Messiah"
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ONTARIO, Calif. - Nov. 10, 2018 - PRLog -- "Messiah" Returns to Ontario in 2018 - our 2nd annual performance!
This is a "not to be missed" event!

What: "Messiah"

Who: The Southland Symphony Orchestra and Chorus present "Messiah", by George Friedrich Handel with World-class soloists, full orchestra and chorus under the direction of Dr. Sylvia Lee Mann.

When: Sunday December 9th, 2018 4pm

Where: Bethel Congregational Church UCC
536 N Euclid Ave, Ontario, CA 91762

Messiah was presented at Bethel Congregational Church as an annual event  by Earle Blakeslee and the Foothill Oratorio Society, from 1945 - 1959, at which time the event had become so popular it was moved the Gardiner Spring Auditorium. The last performance was in 1970. Last season in December of 2017, after 47 years, the Southland Symphony Orchestra and Chorus finally brought Messiah home to Bethel.

The event was such a resounding success,the SSO and C is delighted to make "Messiah" an annual event - something to look forward to every season!

Get a glimpse of last year's performance here:

This year we are featuring phenomenal soloists including Ralph Cato, Bass-Baritone; Steve Grabe, Tenor; Debbie Dey, Alto; and Abrenda Davis, Soprano. Both Mr. Cato and Mr. Grabe are returning this year as Messiah soloists for the SSO. Ms. Dey has appeared with the group in our acclaimed performance of the Mozart Requiem, as well as at our annual Summer Pops concert. Ms. Davis is another returning SSO artist - she appeared in our 2018 Summer Pops concert.

Premium tickets are only $20
General admission "donation" tix are $5
Be sure to get your tickets now at the SSO website, http://southlandsymphony.com/

Support the Symphony and the Chorus - it's YOUR Orchestra, Your Chorus, YOUR Community!

About the Southland Symphony Orchestra & Chorus:

The Southland Symphony presented its first concert in Ontario on Sunday, December 11, 2011. The orchestra's founder and director, Dr. Sylvia Lee Mann, who had recently relocated to the area, saw a need and an opportunity to bring symphonic music to the larger Ontario Community, a community which was already embracing arts and culture. Since that first concert, we have presented more than 40 free, full-orchestra concerts for this community. Our Symphony Chorus joined the SSO family in 2016, rapidly earning a  nationwide reputation of excellence, and was one of the outstanding choruses performing in Distinguished Concerts International's 2018 Presidents' Day Concert presentation of the Mozart "Requiem". The SSO has presented internationally renowned soloists from all over the globe, performing music of the greatest composers of history, and music of great composers still living today.The Southland Symphony is a non-profit organization, and needs your support to continue presenting these world-class quality concerts!

For even more info and to donate to the SSO - visit the symphony website (see link above) or donate using this PayPal link: https://paypal.me/southlandsymphony

The Southland Symphony Orchestra and Chorus is a community orchestra and chorus, providing fantastic opportunities for qualified musicians to experience and perform live music of the highest quality. We welcome musicians of all ages and from all walks of life: Students and senior citizens, professionals and amateurs: Hobbyist, Professional, Retired…. All are welcome.

Are you an instrumental or vocal musician, and would you like a chance to participate in the orchestra or chorus?  The Southland Symphony holds ongoing auditions for NEW instrumental musician members and chorus members. Interested musicians should contact us immediately for an audition, by calling (909) 235-9776 or emailing: auditions@southlandsymphony.com. Visit www.southlandsymphony.com or www.ssochorus.com for more information.

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